Teesside University London has been announced as the first new member to join London Higher this year.
London Higher is the membership organisation for universities and higher education colleges across the capital. Teesside University London will join the London Higher Centres Group, comprising 10 UK university centres located in the capital.
Teesside University London offers a campus in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with a range of focused courses aiming to give students the skills needed in today’s digital world, beginning from September 2023.
With an initial focus on digital technologies and enterprise, Teesside University London capitalises on the University’s strengths in animation and games design and directly links the thriving digital cluster of Middlesbrough, with existing partners based in London.
Teesside University London will bring in-demand subjects to new markets, equipping the country with the skills for the workforce of tomorrow. It will provide a gateway for Teesside University students to access the opportunities of the UK’s capital, levelling-up opportunity and supporting their future success.
Professor Craig Gaskell, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange) at Teesside University said: “Teesside is an ambitious global university and development of our new campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will enable even more students and partners to engage with us, in and around London.
" Teesside is an ambitious global university and development of our new campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will enable even more students and partners to engage with us, in and around London."
“Teesside University London has a strong emphasis on co-design and co-delivery in partnership with industry, applying and developing contemporary learning models for flexible, demand-led Higher Education.
“London Higher’s ethos is about supporting students to thrive and to make the most of the opportunities presented within the capital and working with London Higher will help us establish important additional networks to provide even more opportunities for learners in the region.” Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher said: “We are delighted to welcome Teesside University London to the London Higher community as part of our growing ‘Centres’ network.
“As our capital city, London is of strategic importance to the entire nation. This includes being an important place of opportunity for universities located outside the capital. Seeing Teesside create an additional campus in London is wonderful both to strengthen choice and diversity in the capital and enhance the interconnectedness of the UK regions.